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Gerald R. "Jerry" Patterson

Gerald R. "Jerry" Patterson, age 66, of Sandyville, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 24, 2013, in Aultman Hospital. 

He was born in Carrollton, a son of the late Raymond and Ruth (Tope) Patterson. He had resided in Sandyville since 1981, and previously Carrollton for most of his life. 

Jerry was a 1965 graduate of Carrollton High School and 1967 graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.  He had received his Airplane and Power Plant Inspection Authorization.  He was a 15-year employee of Aitheras Aviation at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, where he had been director of maintenance and also was in quality control. Jerry just received a 45-year award for no accidents for the airplanes he maintained all those years.  He was a member of Carrollton United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara C. Patterson, with whom he celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on May 9, 2013; two daughters, Katherine Patterson and her fianc√©, John Weisburn, of Magnolia, and Molly Patterson, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Brianna Patterson of East Sparta; one sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Ronald Clark, and his twin brother and sister-in-law, James and Beverly Patterson, all of Carrollton; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

A Memorial Service will be held Dec. 29 at 4 p.m. in Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with Rev. Clifford Hughes officiating.  Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. in the funeral home before the service.  Condolences may be sent at www.gordonfuneralhomes.com.